robinl at CONNECT.AB.CA
Tue Jan 25 18:18:38 CST 2000
He's playing with your head: dead=extinct. Therefore, dead is a synonym of
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bergdahl, Conservation Biology Center <bergdahl at WOLFENET.COM>
To: <TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG>
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2000 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: synonmys
> The following statement appears to be incorrect. It seems to me a truely
> extinct species still has a valid name despite the fact the species no
> longer exists, such as the dodo.
> James Bergdahl
> CONSERVATION BIOLOGY CENTER
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neal Evenhuis <neale at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG>
> To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG <TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG>
> Date: Monday, January 24, 2000 7:07 PM
> >>A species is never synonymized, a name is. It would be important only
> >>"your" name was a junior synonym.
> >>If it is a senior synonym, it sticks.
> >Touche --
> >However, philosophically speaking, a species can be synonymized if it
> >dies out, say, due to human intervention. Then it becomes synonymous
> >with "extinct".
> >Like "dead as a dodo".
> >Neal Evenhuis
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